Our Mission:

Fostering Conservation Service in Support of Communities and Ecosystems.

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The Stewards Individual Placement Program places AmeriCorps Members across the nation in projects that build capacity, restore environments, innovate solutions, develop opportunities, grow support, and empower leaders. Stewards Members work with multiple partners in order to create highly impactful national service projects that fulfill our mission. 

Stewards Individual Placement Program includes several signature initiatives and partnerships: 

Stewards Individual Placement Program is a program of Conservation Legacy. Conservation Legacy is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster conservation service in support of communities and ecosystems. Conservation Legacy operates and supports programs that provide service and work opportunities for a diverse group of individuals to complete important conservation and community projects for the public benefit. Founded in 1998 to continue the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, Conservation Legacy programs include: Arizona Conservation Corps, Southwest Conservation Corps, Southeast Conservation Corps, Preserve America Youth Summit, Great Appalachian Valley Conservation Corps and Stewards.







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Join Community Stewards as a VISTA:

  • Work with a community based nonprofit
  • Receive a Living Stipend & Ed Award
  • Get professional nonprofit training

Join Environmental Stewards as an AmeriCorps Member:

  • Work with a land-management agency
  • Receive a Living Stipend & Ed Award
  • Serve for 8-10 weeks or a full-year